On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Angelou Ezeilo, founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, about her lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conservation and environmental stewardship, and the need to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.
Whether a program participant trips and falls during an activity, experiences an allergic reaction to a bee sting, or there’s a flood or fire in the community center, having personal information available helps staff respond quickly and effectively.
Imagine how powerful it would be if NRPA staff knew about the relationships you had with members of Congress and could leverage them to create a more impactful dialogue between park and recreation professionals and legislators. Now there's a way to do just that.
There are 2,000 firefly species across the world, and 200 live here in the United States. But sadly, their species is declining. Here's how you can help.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-NRPA Award for Health Equity recognizes an individual, or team of no more than two individuals, who has successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities in their community within the past two years.
Why become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional? For Luke Bolinger, CPRP, it is to provide people with experiences like he had as a kid and young adult right in the community he serves — and learn to do it better.
Since 2013, NRPA, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been providing funding to local park and recreation agencies to support the delivery of three evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs.
On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we sit down with Kristine Stratton, NRPA President and CEO, and Neelay Bhatt, Vice President at PROS Consulting Inc, to discuss their presentation at the Agents of Change Summit this week.
Despite recommendations from our nation’s top public health officials, the decision for park and recreation professionals to carry naloxone - an opioid overdose reversal medication - remains debatable and somewhat contentious across the field for a variety of reasons.
Did you know NRPA's Young Professional Fellowships, Diversity Scholarships and Student Scholarships allow eligible NRPA members to attend the NRPA Annual Conference, all expenses paid?
In 2019, the western monarch count was less than 30,000 — similar to the year before — which is 1 percent of their original historical levels. This is a cause for great concern.
January 30 was #ThankYourMentor day, and we celebrated by taking a look back on the messages some of our social media followers had for their mentors.
Obtaining this invaluable credential in the park and recreation field is a great way to refine your knowledge, further your career and stay committed to the profession.
What started as a way for Jessica to cope with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has turned into multiple programs and cross-department partnerships that are enriching an entire community and making it safer.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Jamie Sabbach, president and CEO of 110% Inc. and Amilia Consulting USA, about true courageous leadership and why it is so important to park and recreation professionals.
Navigating the challenges of a small park district is well worth it when staff is able to experience the impact they make on their communities.
This year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service, observed as “a day on, not a day off.” On this day — and all days in our profession — let’s remember the many things we do to serve our communities, and let’s strive to do even more to make King’s dream, and our dream, a reality.
In 2020, we’ll be building on our momentum with new webinar topics and new 10 Minute Walk Network leadership.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Julianne Mills of Disabled Sports USA to find out how they're improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.
For Anthony Iracki, becoming a CPRP is a personal commitment to the field and to serving his community at large.
Park and recreation professionals have a clear role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic by leveraging their strengths to foster connections, supporting people experiencing adversity and trauma, and creating positive experiences for our communities.
As we begin 2020, here are three resources from Healthier Generation’s new Eating Healthy at Home campaign.